Musical Scales Teacher Resources
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Carnival of Animals
Students visit an aquarium. They discuss the fish. Students make a fish puppet. They play "Aquarium" on the Carnival of Animals. Students listen to music, and use the fish they made and pretend they are fish swimming in water. They listen for the different instruments being played, students identify which instruments are being played, and they use the hand with their fish on it as the music goes up and down the music scale.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Number Sense and Numeration: Ratio and Rate
Seventh-graders solve 20 various types of problems related to ratio and rate. They write ratios in simplest form for each given statement, to compare the area of two figures, and write two ratios equivalent to each ratio. Pupils express each statement as unit rate and determine the value of each ratio.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Missing the Major Scales 2
Any musician can tell you, you have to know your scales, key signatures, and notes when reading sheet music. Kids are quizzed on major scales and the notes found with in each scale. They fill in the missing notes and identify each scale.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Pentatonic Scale Activity
Learners get a taste of music theory as they explore variations of the C-Major scale. They discuss traditional music styles that often incorporate pentatonic scales in their composition, music theory, and practice. Then they use a keyboard (piano) to practice and play with variations of the scale.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
What are the Chances?
Fifth graders create their own chance music (aleatoric music) compositions using standard music notation. In this integrated composition and probability lesson, 5th graders experiment with simple music composition on tuned instruments. Additionally, students conduct simple probability experiments using a five-sided number generator or spinner to answer questions about probability.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Pentatonic Scale Activity
The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are suggested for learners with musical experience, as well as adaptations for those with very little experience.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Keys and Scales are Sets
Music theory lessons can be very tricky for some people. Children with a basic understanding of musical concepts take on the task of transposing music and identifying scale sets. This would be a good topic to address prior to discussing circle of fifths.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Influence of Jazz Music in Twentieth Century Art
Learners examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the class. They create a piece of art using that color reflecting on the music pieces to end the lesson.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts